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There are quite a few moral questions that should have been presented at the heart of this story. And although some of these questions are touched upon, Ridley Scott, so it seems, is a filmmaker interested more in portrayal of violent conflicts than in moral questions.
Pearl Harbor, the movie, suffers from melodrama topped off with tears and misplaced dramatic music. A complete miss.
The futility of war and the stupidity of those who are official trying to stop it, get center stage in this Academy Award winner. It’s a sad movie but the director smartly weaves into it dark humor and moments of comic relief.
Despite an expected plot and some other flows, what makes this film watchable is the charm of its characters and a sense of naiveté which reminded me somewhat of Before Sunrise.
A sensitive German film about the Holocaust and WWII, told from a different angle. It tells the story of a German Jewish family that escaped to Kenya during WWII, fleeing the Nazis and ending up running a farm.
In a nut-shell (literally) – this Norwegian film is about two mentally unstable characters, with Elling being one of them, who are released from a mental institute onto a regular town apartment in Oslo, arranged for them by the Norwegian government (“at the tax payer’s expense?!” will no doubt frown Americans watching this movie) , in an attempt to rehabilitate them back into society. The film follows their everyday little struggles to adjust. Although well thought out, not over-acted, not over-complicated, and at the same time spreading occasional little hints that abnormalities are what make society what it is, in all frankness, I just didn’t care enough… The film was nominated for an Oscar and was, I believe, well-received. On the positive side I turn to side with the NY Times Critic bottom line: “Elling believes so fervently in humanity that it feels almost anachronistic, and it is too cute by half. But arriving at a particularly dark moment in history, it offers flickering reminders of the ties that bind us.”
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Re: Logan (2017) ***
I agree about the relationship with Logan and Charles - added a lot of depth, especially with the next...
Re: Eye in the Sky (2015, UK) *****
Great Review Ronen!
Re: Top Five (2014) ***
wonderfully expressed review and very accurately describing the movie...
-- Zoes mom
Re: Begin Again (2014) ***
such great performers - would have expected more of.... very disappointing to hear....
-- mother of four
Re: Waltz with Bashir (2008) *****
Stunned. Speechless. This is a powerful movie. Its objectivity and lack of judgment IS its power, and...
-- Monroe Movie Lover
Re: Inception (2010) ***
Special effects are more than ever present even in drama movies, its almost normal that an action thriller...
Re: The Real Dirt On Farmer John (2005) ***
Interesting though i was expecting more of the film.
Re: Midnight Run (1988) *****
great movie indeed
Re: The Bounty Hunter (2010) *
wont bother then
Re: Stardust (2007) *****
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this movie :-)watching Robert De Niro in a dress what could be better.Enjoy